Gram-scale fractionation of nanodiamonds by density gradient ultracentrifugation

Wei Peng, Remi Mahfouz, Jun Pan, Yuanfang Hou, Pierre Beaujuge, Osman Bakr

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Size is a defining characteristic of nanoparticles; it influences their optical and electronic properties as well as their interactions with molecules and macromolecules. Producing nanoparticles with narrow size distributions remains one of the main challenges to their utilization. At this time, the number of practical approaches to optimize the size distribution of nanoparticles in many interesting materials systems, including diamond nanocrystals, remains limited. Diamond nanocrystals synthesized by detonation protocols-so-called detonation nanodiamonds (DNDs)-are promising systems for drug delivery, photonics, and composites. DNDs are composed of primary particles with diameters mainly
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5017
Issue number11
StatePublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science


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